Here's Why PSG's Gueye Has "Gana" On His Shirt

Thursday, 1 August 2019
Paris Saint-Germain recently unveiled Idrissa Gueye, previously of Everton, as the latest addition to its star-studded squad. But why does the midfielder wear the name "Gana" on the back of his shirt? Let's find out.

Gueye, who played in Ligue 1 before, for Lille, used to wear his more common name on the back then. He changed the name to "Gana" when already in England.

In an interview with the Liverpool Echo following his transfer to Everton in 2016, Gueye explained why he has "Gana" on his jersey. Gana is the middle name given to him by his father as a tribute to his grandfather. He said that wearing his name was out of respect.

So, there you have it. This is the story of how new PSG midfielder Idrissa Gueye wears "Gana" on the back of his shirt. Thanks to Footpack for the story.

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